Please contact our practice on (02) 9387 3900 to book in for an initial consultation with either Dr Nettle, Dr Sanki or Dr Friederich. Following your consultation we will provide you with a quotation for your surgery and discuss available surgery dates.
A consultation with Dr Nettle is $500, and $250 for Dr Sanki and Dr Friederich. The payment is due at the time of booking the appointment and guarantees time with the surgeon of your choice. The amount is partially rebatable by Medicare if you bring a referral with you. While it is non-refundable, you can change the date of your consultation with up to 2 full working days notice.

Due to our Plastic Surgeons excellent reputations, their wait times can be quite long. We do however aim to get you in at the first available time. We can also put you on a wait list as sometimes earlier appointments do become available.

If you are ready for surgery and know the dates that you would like to have your procedure as well as having your finances ready, please contact our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant Michelle on michelle@silkwoodmedical.com.au to see if she can get you in sooner.

Our Plastic Surgeons regularly see patients from interstate and overseas. You can arrange a Skype consultation if you are unsure if you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure or email us pictures and we will get back to you. For more detailed information follow the link; http://www.silkwoodmedical.com.au/pages/overseas-and-interstate
A referral from your local GP is not required, but if you have one then a portion of your consultation fee may be rebatable. A referral will also be required in order to involve your private health fund to rebate some of the costs of your surgery if you are eligible (please check with our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant or your Plastic Surgeon). We require this referral prior to your surgery date in order for you to be able to claim.
Upon arriving to the practice, you will be asked to fill in a new patient form and medical history. Your consultation will go for approximately 45 minutes with your chosen surgeon where they will discuss with you your concerns and what procedures may be suitable for you. After this you will see our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant who will put together a quotation for you and information regarding surgery dates and the hospitals that our surgeons operate from.
When booking your surgery, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required to secure your allocated surgical date, with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to surgery.
Once you have received the quotation from our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant, you will be able to contact your private health insurance to see if you are eligible for a rebate.
We do not offer payment plans, but there are a number of options patients have, such as medical financing companies, which can be found online.
Yes. Dr Nettle, Dr Sanki and Dr Friederich perform all of their procedures themselves.
This will depend on your procedure and the complexity of the surgery. Some smaller procedures, we are able to do in our rooms under local anaesthetic . All larger procedures are done in accredited hospitals under a general anaesthetic performed by qualified anaesthetists, assistants and nurses. Some procedures are day stays and others require longer stays. Dr Nettle, Dr Sanki and Dr Friederich regularly see patients from interstate and overseas. You can arrange a Skype consultation if you are unsure if you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure or email us pictures and we will get back to you. For more detailed information, have a look at our Overseas and Interstate Page.
Dr Nettle operates at Bondi Junction Private Hospital and East Sydney Private Hospital.
Dr Sanki operates at St George Private Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital and East Sydney Private Hospital.
A qualified Plastic Surgeon has to do an additional 7-10 years in post graduate surgical training after completing their medical degree. The first two to five years are most commonly spent in general surgical training and a further four years in specialty plastic and cosmetic surgery training. After these extensive years of training, the Plastic Surgeons have reached a qualification called the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).

Make sure to look for a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon as reflected by the letters FRACS (Plast Surg) under a doctor’s name and also clarify that they are affiliated with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It’s these titles and memberships that give you the peace of mind you are in the hands of a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon who has undergone many years of training and exams in surgery beyond the basic medical degree (GP).

Consequently, cosmetic surgeons only have to have a basic medical degree. They might never have trained in surgery and while many of these people are good doctors, you need to be aware they have not done the training and passed the rigorous practical and theoretical examinations required to call themselves Plastic Surgeons.

Always request the credentials of any surgeon, make sure you know their specialities as well as all risks and rehabilitation regarding your procedure.

  • Members of the ASPS are specialist Plastic Surgeons who are in full-time plastic surgery practice.
  • Members have completed at least 12 years education and training.
  • Members have undertaken a minimum of 7 years of training after the completion of medical school.
  • The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program requires a minimum of 5 years specialist Surgical Education and Training.
  • Members obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS Plast).
  • The Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) is an award, fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council which is the only body authorised by the Commonwealth Government to certify all medical training.
  • ASPS is authorised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to offer post graduate surgical training programs for the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • ASPS offers research in the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • All ASPS members are recognized by Medicare Australia as specialist Plastic Surgeons.
If you find your current health fund does not offer appropriate coverage given the premiums you pay, you might want to change to a different health fund. While we don’t give specific advice on this topic as everyone’s situation is different, we can say that generally, industry based funds, tend to offer higher rebates across a wider range of procedures. The government’s private health website features a comparison tool which you may find helpful.
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